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Friday, October 24, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter October 22, 2014

un miracolo, due miracolo, tre miracolo.......e continua ancora!!

this week was really interesting! more than last week!! therefore i have something to talk about this week!
we have this guy named ricky who we found on the train and have been teaching for about a month and a half...hes really cool and pretty elect. he has met with the missionaries in the past so he knew a lot of stuff! anyway we gave him a bapt date for this sat. but we gave him tht date a month ago! and hes is hes we're having a baptism!!! wahoo!! we're so excited(: and anz. moa is going to baptize him!! its going to be his first one!

this week i did a scambio with anz. stringfellow, hes fresh out of the MTC so hes been in italy for about 5 weeks haha. its so funny and he makes me laugh so much...just because hes new and getting into the hang of things. makes me remember when i was a greenie and all new haha. we had a serata familiare with almost the entire branch! it was so fun!! i laught so much i couldn breathe. and scambio was funny too becuse i dont think stringfellow really knows how to ride a bike...and if he does not used to riding on a bike in traffic haha. becuase he crashed into me three times and almost went right into the middle of the was interesting haha. 

tuesday we had inglish class, it was really fun because i have made really cool friends with the we just  talk and play games and stuff! we played a game where they had to make up a story...and i made them tell a story about me. so what ended up happening at the end of the story i was stranded on an island with hayden was so so funny, we ended getting married at the end. i love my inglish class students haha. and the coolest my fault but i forgot to turn in a rimborsment so i had to b careful on what i bought this week. well one of our students bought us groceries!! how awesome was she!! it was a huge miracle and a amazing thing to do (: so awesome!

so today has been the coldest day since i have been here....this morning it rained....then it got really windy and its its really sunny outside! but its still really cold!! good thing i have my jacket and scarf (: (scarfs arent gay in italia so hop off) haha. i like them a lot, because they keep my neck warm and you have a pillow if your tired haha. 

the mission is awesome!!! i count my blessings everyday and so happy for this chance i have to serve the Lord! Temples are amazing!! and its as close to heaven on earth!! life lesson i learned this week: i never completely understood how the spirit is so strong when your in the service of your fellow man. charity is really one of the biggest attributes of christ that works miracle! and this experience will forever be with me. 

Miracles: so sunday was full of miracles!!! Ricky had to come to church to be baptized this week! last week we mat a member from the UK who was visiting her boyfriend, sunday he came to church and asked for a book of mormon, and we got a referal from a member in another city that wants to come with us to see this family!! and then the lady who brought us groceries!! heavenly father blessed us so much this week!

vi voglio un sacco di bene!! ciao!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter October 9, 2014

che bella era la conferenza de generale

another amazing week in the Pesaro Italia! i love being in this country!!! words cannot describe how much my love has grown for these people here.....even though at times it may be difficult i truly love these people. and thankful for every opportunity i have to serve them. this week was really busy! had two scambios with missionaries! i went to Ancona and Ravenna! so cool and loved every minute of my time there.

not much really happened this week!!! just went and did missionary work to be honest! we set a goal to talk to a lot more people to get more investigators! a huge blessing this week was Ricky our bapt date came to conference! wahoo! it was really good and we really liked it.

cool story this week! there are a lot of people here who i made a goal to get cigarettes from people...but tell them its bad not just ask for a cigarete. well this guy we were talking to agreed with us and i asked if i could have his pack of cigarets and on the secong time i asked he said yes! wahoo! made my goal lol. dude gave me a whole pack! crazy! but i saved his life a few days lol. 

the work here is amazing!!! me and my comp had a really good correlation with our ward mission leader...its tough at times because our branch is the smallest branch in the entire stake! so its a lot of work for us....but we helped him realize that its not just us that can do it.....missionaries and members need to work together! it was really good. he told "wow anziani i really feel the spirit telling me that everything you've just told me we need to do" it was a really good meeting....and i felt the spirit really strong. because as missionaries we are in a city for a while...and we give all our heart into the city, people, and members....and we want them to be really good when we all leave, we say leave the city better than you found it. 

conference was stupendo!! i loved all the cool was it that we were given the translation in english for  few talks this time? i love how the church is letting speakers talk in their own native tongue!! now more people are probly going to be able to talk! the church is growing! my favorite part was how they talked about the importance of having a profet! and how we all need to sustain and support him, i know that thomas s monson is called of God, and we all need to know that as the world changes Gods laws dont....and conference helps each of us everytime remember that. but also shows us that the changing in the world can be used for pushing the work of the Lord forward!

i have had really amazing lessons this week with our simps! where the spirit has been so strong and we all share our testimonies! and they lessons have ended with baptismal dates(: wahoo! i mean who can so no when the spirit is so thick your whole body is numb and relaxed haha. i can really see myself stretching here! probly one of the most stretches i have in my entire mission. of course i can always improve everyday... im far from perfect. but the changes i have made in my life and the blessings i have seen from it is amazing! and i thank Heavenly father everyday, and all your support for this. im a changed still Dominic, but im becoming the Dominic that Heavenly father wants me to be and who i know i need to be. missionaries are amazing! the church is True! Italia is beautiful! how lucky are we to have the full Gospel! vi voglio un sacco di bene! ci sentiamo!! ciao!!

Con Amore, Anz. Orso!!

Branch President Di Nuzzo

Me, Fratello Falchi Simone, Anz. Moa

The Italians are tired of all the cavities :) haha

they asked me to model for the church ...
This is the outcome. haha

Zone Meeting. Love this zone!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Anziano Orso Letter October 1, 2014 (finally got a letter to post)

Ciao a tutti!!! che cambia della stagione.....non mi piace!!

ciao amici miei!! man this week has been crazy!!! being sick for almost a week we have busy trying to see all of our investigators that we havent been able to see. that was the worst sickness i have ever had on the mission...but im all good now! one of the things that i have realized is how important it is to stay healthy on the mission....and give your body the rest it needs. because if your just pushing yourself a lot that fine...but when your push to much...then you get sick and you cant do its not worth it. but im grateful for the blessing that my banch president gave me.....1. first blessing i have gotten in italian 2. i felt the spirit really strong and i love our branch president so much!!! hes a really awesome guy!
Thur. we finally recovered enough to go outside and meet withs some of our investigators. but it was tough to be energy to ride my bike haha. but we did it...and it was good.
fri: we did our weekly planning and went to go to see our inv. in a city called Fano! which a really cool old italian city.....they have one famous road that leads to Roma! its kind of like our Route 66. and there are a lot of old buildings and castles time ill take fotos and show you guys! it was really cool. we also went to the doctor.
sun: we had church! and i had to give a talk....i thought it was good haha. i gave a talk on the prophet jospeh smith! and my comp gave a talk too haha. i swear every sun. me and my comp are part of the sacrament meeting haha.....either hes talking or im talking haha.

mon: we had district meeting! which i have to say im really freakin excited for this transfer!! all the anziani are so awesome!! and this transfer we are doing a harry potter themed transfeR!! yup you heard right haha. this is my third transfer as district leader in the same city! so to keep me excited and coming up with new ideas i need to be creative haha and all the 4 houses are in italian of course...we are in italia! haha and i did an exchange with anz. Beaulac who is from canada....and hes from the part that speaks he tried to teach me a few things.....i didnt succeed haha.
tues. we had our inglish class and thats pretty much it.....we call that Pday eve and its when we get excited ha party it up alittle haha
today: we went to a country....yes i said country named San Marino! its this little country in the middle of italia haha. its so cool!! but all the rules of italia dont apply there....and the day we went they were having a little festival! they were changing their we saw their new president and they had a marching band and eveyrthing haha. it was a really cool experience.....too bad the weather wasnt really that great. but theres always next time haha.
anyway thanks fgor all the prayers!! im better now and ready to continue doing the work of the lord!!! i love everything about my mission!!! i couldnt ask for a better mission. and i love all the members and all my inv. hope all is well at home!! ciao!! Dio vi benedica!!